In this month’s podcast episode, JoE Lombard, Grief and Trauma Counseling Trainer, explains the intentionality behind the grief counseling programs that he designed and how he equips HopeChest staff to dive into their own pain so they can better heal the pain of children in their community. JoE has spent at least 20 years emotionally supporting youth across various cultures, equipping adults to walk through grief counseling with vulnerable children, and delivering grief counseling training for HopeChest staff in Uganda and Eswatini.
Category: Stories of Hope
There is no more powerful force than knowing that you do not have to go through life alone. Christ exemplified this when he became man, to walk with us and experience life in a human body as we do, empathizing with our joys and our struggles. To follow Christ’s model, Children’s HopeChest’s CarePoints in Russia intentionally equip young adults to become leaders in their community, walking with orphaned children and young adults to climb life’s mountains together.
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Not only is it played and celebrated globally, but it also has the capability to bring healing and
Olya began to participate in the Young Mothers Program while she was pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who since day one has been bringing an abundance of joy to his mother and everybody else around him. Although she was thrilled with the birth of her son, Olya had to face her biggest fear.
Together, we’ve had an incredible year. Three-hundred sixty-five days and 52 blogs later and we are ready to dive into a new year of sharing stories of hope and community transformation! But before we move on to another year, we’d love to share your top five HopeChest blogs from 2018.
As Content Manager, three of my favorite types stories to read in monthly reports are stories of a child moving from survival to health, a child unlocking their potential by receiving educational support, and children being able to move through their pain and have hope for the rest of their lives by processing their trauma and grief.
Tomorrow, please join us in the global celebration of generosity for Giving Tuesday! This is a day that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day focused on helping others. Everyone has something to give, and today we are sharing stories of how the children and young adults we serve, serve others!